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We offer a series of courses for Medical First Aid Training in the Maritime Sector. Below is a sample of available courses including entry requirements. For more information please contact us, details of which can be found on the 'Contact Orion' page.

ELEMENTARY FIRST AID

The objective of the training is to give all persons intending to go to sea, a basic knowledge of the immediate action to be taken upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency aboard ship.

There are no specific entry requirements, other than those required for entry to the industry.

MEDICAL FIRST AID ABOARD SHIP

This course is for the seafarer who is destined to deal with Medical First Aid aboard ship complying with the MCA & Merchant Navy Training Board Syllabus. INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED (International Maritime Organisations) SOLAS agreement STCW 95.

On completion of the training, the trainees will have knowledge of:

  • the general construction and function of various parts of the human body
  • medical stores carried in ships
  • general principles relating to pharmacology
  • principles for dealing with accidents or other medical emergencies using available equipment and medical guides.

The trainee will also be able to apply immediate first aid in the event of an accident or illness on board. These objectives are reflected in the occupational standards contained in Unit M7 of the Merchant Vessel S/NVQs.

Entry requirements: Trainees must be at least 16 years of age, and have received approved or recognised training in Elementary First Aid (in accordance with Section A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code).

 

MEDICAL CARE ON BOARD SHIP

Training for medical care on board ship On completion of the training, the trainees will have sufficient knowledge of the types of ships' medical equipment and stores and their use to be able to:

  • diagnose medical problems on board ship
  • provide medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board.
  • participate in co-ordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships.

These objectives are reflected in the occupational standards contained in Unit M10 of the Merchant Vessel S/NVQs.

Entry requirements: Trainees must be at least 21 years of age, and have received approved or recognised training in Medical First Aid (in accordance with Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code).

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